The beauty and expansiveness of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge seen from an unmanned aircraft in the upper Kenai River and Skilak Lake. (Photo by Mark Laker, USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Conserving wild places and wild things

I don’t know about you, but public lands play an important role in my life. They are where I learned to hunt and where we… Continue reading

The beauty and expansiveness of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge seen from an unmanned aircraft in the upper Kenai River and Skilak Lake. (Photo by Mark Laker, USFWS)
Seven seniors on the Homer High School baseball team were honored Saturday, May 22 during senior night. The team won against Kenai 11-3. Pictured left to right: Jack Strydom, Josiah Raymond, Liam Houlihan, Austin Ceccarelli, Harrison Metz, Charly Tappen and Coda Wood. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer baseball gets 2 victories

The host Homer baseball team moved to 3-6 in the Southcentral Conference and 3-12 overall with an 11-3 victory over Kenai on Saturday. The Kards… Continue reading

Seven seniors on the Homer High School baseball team were honored Saturday, May 22 during senior night. The team won against Kenai 11-3. Pictured left to right: Jack Strydom, Josiah Raymond, Liam Houlihan, Austin Ceccarelli, Harrison Metz, Charly Tappen and Coda Wood. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
A couple walks along the beach, left, as a family fishes on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the end of the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Kings starting to bite at the fishin’ hole

Nick is back with hot fishing tips and his usual award winning writing.

A couple walks along the beach, left, as a family fishes on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the end of the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This is me standing in front of the Denali National Park and Preserve sign on Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: The weekend

By the second week of March, I had pretty much forgotten about the dry cabin I’d booked for the next weekend. I’d made reservations from… Continue reading

This is me standing in front of the Denali National Park and Preserve sign on Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer High School senior Eyoab Knapp dribbles the ball toward the goal during the Homer vs. Redington game May 14. The host Mariners won 5-1. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Soccer roundup: Area teams conclude regular season

The host Kenai Central boys soccer team finished up the regular season 7-3-2 overall with a 9-0 victory over Redington on Saturday. James Baisden had… Continue reading

Homer High School senior Eyoab Knapp dribbles the ball toward the goal during the Homer vs. Redington game May 14. The host Mariners won 5-1. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Softball Homer 7, Houston 3 The host Homer softball team swept Houston on Wednesday to improve to 7-3 overall. The Mariners won the first game… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
The 26th annual Anchor Point King Salmon Derby and Calutta first place fish was caught by Todd Jacobson on the Hurt Locker with a 26.65 pound catch. The derby had 76 anglers participate, and more than 30 fish weighed in. Photo provided by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce

Todd Jacobson wins king salmon derby with 26-pound catch

The 26th annual Anchor Point King Salmon Derby and Calutta awarded more than $10,500 in prizes.

The 26th annual Anchor Point King Salmon Derby and Calutta first place fish was caught by Todd Jacobson on the Hurt Locker with a 26.65 pound catch. The derby had 76 anglers participate, and more than 30 fish weighed in. Photo provided by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce
Photo by Sarah Knapp / Homer News
The seniors on the Homer High School girls soccer team were recognized in a ceremony May 14. Pictured left to right are Paige Jones, Katelyn Engebretsen, Katlyn Vogl, Harmony Davidson, Zoe Stonorov, Mya Houglum, Aiyana Cline, Laura Inama, Jessica Sonnen and Hailee Alexander.

Homer High School soccer team seniors recognized

Homer High School honored its senior soccer players Friday, May 15.

Photo by Sarah Knapp / Homer News
The seniors on the Homer High School girls soccer team were recognized in a ceremony May 14. Pictured left to right are Paige Jones, Katelyn Engebretsen, Katlyn Vogl, Harmony Davidson, Zoe Stonorov, Mya Houglum, Aiyana Cline, Laura Inama, Jessica Sonnen and Hailee Alexander.
Mariners’ Haylee Owen up to bat against the Kenai Kardinals during the home softball game May 4, 2021, at Jack Gist Park. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Mariners quarantined, canceled Kodiak game

Player was asymptomatic and tested positive in routine screening, coach said.

Mariners’ Haylee Owen up to bat against the Kenai Kardinals during the home softball game May 4, 2021, at Jack Gist Park. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Homer wrestling honors seniors

The Homer wrestling team hosted Kenai Central and Soldotna for unscored dual meets Friday. The unscored dual meets serve to get wrestlers the best matchups… Continue reading

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Homer second baseman Mylan Johnson swings at a pitch during a game against Palmer on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)

Palmer wins over Homer in weekend games

Palmer 8, Homer 3 The host Mariners fell to 1-4 in the Southcentral Conference and 1-7 overall with a loss last Friday. Homer received a… Continue reading

Homer second baseman Mylan Johnson swings at a pitch during a game against Palmer on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Soccer Upcoming meets: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13: Girls varsity vs. Houston, Homer High turf 5 p.m. Friday, May 14: Girls varsity vs. Redington (Senior… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Derotha Ferraro from the fishing vessel Big Game poses with the king salmon she caught at the Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ferraro’s fish was one of the top ten fish caught in the tournament, weighing more than 20 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Scott)

Anchor Point King Salmon Derby scheduled for May 15

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th annual Calcutta King Salmon Derby May 15.

Derotha Ferraro from the fishing vessel Big Game poses with the king salmon she caught at the Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ferraro’s fish was one of the top ten fish caught in the tournament, weighing more than 20 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Scott)
Lady Mariner’s Sela Weisser manuevers her way down field during the Homer girls vs. Grace Christian School soccer game April 30, 2021, at the Homer High School soccer field. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Soccer roundup: Lady Mariners defeat Grizzlies

Homer girls 1, Grace Christian 0 The host Mariners improved to 3-0-1 with a nonconference victory over the Grizzlies on Friday. Paige Jones found the… Continue reading

Lady Mariner’s Sela Weisser manuevers her way down field during the Homer girls vs. Grace Christian School soccer game April 30, 2021, at the Homer High School soccer field. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Soccer Upcoming meets: 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6: Homer junior varsity girls vs. Kenai, Kenai Central High School 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6: Homer varsity… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Mariners’ Haylee Owen up to bat against the Kenai Kardinals during the home softball game May 4, 2021, at Jack Gist Park. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Prep roundup: Mariners beat Kardinals 11-3

In girls softball, the host Mariners improved to 4-3 overall while the Kardinals dropped to 1-2 after the Tuesday, May 4, six-inning game at Jack… Continue reading

Mariners’ Haylee Owen up to bat against the Kenai Kardinals during the home softball game May 4, 2021, at Jack Gist Park. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

USA/Softball is making arrangements for a summer fast pitch season and team for women ages 7-18. Please contact Hannah Zook at 541-852-1661 for further details.… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Soldotna's Jolie Widaman and Homer's Kappa Reutov challenge for the ball Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Heiber leads SoHi past Homer with hat trick

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion Josh Heiber notched his second straight hat trick to lead the Soldotna boys soccer team to a 4-1 victory against… Continue reading

Soldotna's Jolie Widaman and Homer's Kappa Reutov challenge for the ball Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer High School Mariner Ryan Carroll competes in the long jump on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

SoHi girls track and field wins Homer Invitational

The Soldotna girls track and field team won last Saturday’s Homer Invitational, while the Stars were second to Wasilla in the boys meet. In the… Continue reading

Homer High School Mariner Ryan Carroll competes in the long jump on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Lady Mariner Laura Inama, striker, moves the ball toward the Kenai Kardinals' goal on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Homer High School field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kenai boys, Homer girls soccer pick up wins

The visiting Kenai Central boys soccer team defeated Homer 4-0 last Thursday in Peninsula Conference play. The Kardinals move to 1-0 in the league and… Continue reading

Lady Mariner Laura Inama, striker, moves the ball toward the Kenai Kardinals' goal on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Homer High School field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)